Bentonville Awards & Accolades


Mountain Biking Capital of the World - AP

Bentonville Names #3 destination for travelers in 2020 - EXPEDIA

Mountain bike races you should seriously consider entering in 2020 - BICYCLING 

Best places for older travelers to visit in 2020 - EXPEDIA/

Arkansas’s Crystal Bridges Museum just opened - ART.NET

Global cycling brand moving North American HQ to Bentonville - Talk Business

Top 19 new museums to look forward to in 2020 - BLOOPLOOP.COM

Where to go for a romantic getaway in 2020 - TRIPSAVVY.COM

9 museum openings worth planning trips around in 2020 - CNTRAVELER

Art and commerce meet in Arkansas - HUTCH NEWS

Northwest Arkansas is an adventure paradise - OUTLINE ONLINE


Best restaurants in Arkansas 2019

The 25 coolest towns in America - MATADOR NETWORK

- The most exclusive hotel in every state

10 Great New museums in the works you can’t miss - NEWSWEEK 

The Best Road Trips in North America - OUTSIDE ONLINE

NWA ranks among country’s best cycling cities - NWA DEMOCRAT GAZETTE

In less than four years... - ARKANSAS TALK BUSINESS 

The best coffee in every state 2019 - FOOD & WINE

WeWork coming to downtown Bentonville - TALK BUSINESS & POLITICS 

Inaugural Women Shred cycling... - CYCLING INDUSTRY NEWS

Walmart’s Arkansas hometown has become a tech hub - CNN

- 2019 city ratings: Top overall cities - PEOPLE FOR BIKES

Bentonville airport accepts FAA honor - TALK BUSINESS & POLITICS 

NW Arkansas people and places among the best of the best - FINDING NWA

Life Time launches Big Sugar Gravel Race in Arkansas - BICYCLING 

AY Intriguing Women 2019 - AY MAGAZINE 

HGTV announces new series Fixer to Fabulous - BROADWAY WORLD


Top 10 Best Places to Visit by Lonely Planet

- IMBA Regional Ride Center Designation

"The Best 50 Small Cities and Towns in America (#47) - WalletHub

10 of the Coolest Dog Parks Across the U.S." (#4) - VetStreet 

The Most Beautiful Coffee Shop in Every State in America (2018) Architectural Digest

Underappreciated American Cities You Should Totally Move To - Thrillest (2017)

Top 10 Farmers Market to Visit in The Fall (#1) 2017 Money Inc 

Top 25 Best Towns 2017 Outside Magazine

100 Most Scenic Restaurants in America 2017  Forbes Open Table 

Destination Vacation: Top 12 Places to Bring the Family 2017

Top 15 City Hotels in the Continental United States Travel + Leisure 2017


Trip Advisor-21c Museum Hotel Bentonville ranked #7 in nation

- Top 10 Best Cities for Families by

- Doubletree Guest Suites Bentonville #5 in the US and Caribbean

Bentonville one of 5 Up and Coming Tourism Cities in the US

- Top 10 Places for Families (#8) - Livability 

2010- 2014

IMBA Ride Center Silver Level Designation

Best Walking City-Conde Naste Traveler

- USA Today Finalists-Best High School Girls Sports Program

- Chefs Rob Nelson & Matt McClure to perform at the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival

10 of the Coolest Dog Parks Across the U.S.  VetStreet (2012)

These Are The 10 Best Places To Live In Arkansas (#1) 

- Chef Matt McClure semi-finalist for JFB's Best Chef South award

- 21c Museum Hotel-Trip Advisor Top 10 Traveler’s Choice Award

- Benton County-Best County to Work by

- Bentonville Running Festival Top 10 Race worth traveling for by FlipKey-Trip Advisor

- NWA Most  Affordable place to have a meeting by Convention South

- Best Place to Live in Arkansas by

- Crystal Bridges worlds hottest museums of 2014 by Huff Post Travel

- Sweet 16 Best Southern Towns-Garden and Gun


- Arkansas Business Magazine Green/Energy Conservation Winner 

5 Up-and-Coming U.S. Tourism Cities (2014)

City of Distinction Award, Arkansas Business Magazinee (201120122014)

15 Hottest American Cities of the Future (#10) - Yahoo! Finance (2013)

- One to Watch (Downtown culinary scene) - The Washington Post (2013) 

- Bicycle Friendly Community - Bronze Level - League of American Bicyclists (2012)

Hottest Travel Destinations of 2012 - Travel & Leisure Magazine (2012)

The 15 Hottest American Cities of the Future  Finance Yahoo! (2012)

SHINE Award, Keep Arkansas Beautiful (2011

- All-American City Finalist (2010)